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Born on 7 August 1964, Auce, USSR (Latvia) - Latvian animator, artist, illustrator and writer.
She spent her childhood in Tukums, Latvia and on Sakhalin Island. She began her literary career at the age of 14. Graduated from the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University in 1989.
In 1989 she started working as an animator at the Latvian animation studio Dauka. Baumane's animated commercials have been shown on local television for several years. In 1991, she released her first animated film, The Witch and the Cow, for which she was a screenwriter, director, set designer and animator.
After two years as a children's book illustrator in Moscow, she returned to animation, illustration and scenography in 1993 in Riga. She moved to New York in September 1995 and began working with American animator Bill Plympton.
In 1998 she resumed her work as an independent animator, creating several films. Two of them, "Woman" and "Veterinarian", were made during visits to Latvia. The rest were made in New York.
Signe Baumane has initiated and curated a number of independent animation programs and, together with Patrick Smith and Bill Plympton, organized Square Footage Films, a group of independent New York-based animators who independently published and distributed DVDs of their work.
Besides animation, Baumane is the author of many paintings and sculptures, she also worked as an illustrator for children's books.
Her animated films have been shown at festivals in Annecy, Berlin, Ottawa, Venice, Tribeca and Sundance film festivals. Many of her works have won awards.
In 2014, Baumane's film Stones in My Pockets was released - a full-length autobiographical animation film that tells about the depression that has plagued three generations of women in her family. “Stones in My Pockets” was nominated by Latvia as “Best Foreign Language Film” for the 87th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
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